Festival Program

City Program

Take It From Me: Ella Baxter and Melissa Kang

Sat 11 Sep, 9.30pm
The Moat

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Unsure if your lockdown lover is really the love of your life? Reeling after another sorry sexcapade? Worry no more, as Australia’s most infamous late-night relationship advice panel returns to solve all your romantic woes. Join modern-day Dr Feelgood and mistress of ceremonies Jess McGuire alongside two alluring and equally unqualified special guests Ella Baxter and Melissa Kang as they dish out potentially unwise counsel for dating dramas and erotic enquiries submitted anonymously by our audience.

In partnership with the Wheeler Centre


1 hour


Event artists

Ella Baxter is a writer and artist living on unceded land of the Wurundjeri people. In her spare time, she runs a small business making bespoke death shrouds. Her debut novel, New Animal, was released through Allen and Unwin in 2021. She is currently writing her second novel, Woo Woo.

Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a writer, practising adolescent health doctor and honorary associate professor. Melissa has co-written, with Yumi Stynes, Welcome to Consent and Welcome to Your Period.

Jess McGuire is a DJ, writer, broadcaster, MC and trivia host based in Melbourne. She appears weekly on ABC Local Radio as a cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.

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